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Was the VBS “minority” champion the victim of a scam?

News: 22 April 2019 By Anton van Zyl

A company claiming to represent the minority shareholders of VBS Mutual Bank, is fighting to have the liquidation of this bank reversed. The company also wants the SA Reserve Bank to release the $825 million they believe was paid to them that was earmarked for development projects in South Africa.

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Disappointed freedom fighter writes book

News: 24 December 2018 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

A young freedom fighter and uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) combatant, Ishmael Rembuluwani Mugodi, returned to South Africa on 27 May 1994 after spending some years as a guerrilla trainee in the trenches in Uganda and Tanzania, only to be greeted by disappointment that left him disillusioned.

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Pyramid scheme at Bushiri's church?

News: 17 February 2019 By Ndivhuwo Musetha

Following the arrest of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary by the Hawks over allegations of money laundering, fraud and contravening the Prevention of Organized Crime Act, more allegations from people of his church claim that the couple had conned them in pyramid schemes that were run in different branches of his church.

Toni no longer king

News: 12 April 2019 By Anton van Zyl

Toni Mphephu Ramabulana is, for now, no longer the king of the Vhavenda. The Supreme Court of Appeal delivered its ruling on Friday morning, declaring former President Jacob Zuma’s ruling that he be declared king invalid.

Unrest in Kutama after football star is stabbed to death

News: 30 March 2019 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The violent death of a young soccer player from Maebane sent shockwaves through the community the past week and caused widespread unrest. Earlier this week, roads leading to Midoroni and Maebane were barricaded with rocks, scrap metal, dustbins and pieces of wood and trees. Tyres were also set alight to block access to some areas.

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Where is the water going to come from?

Letters: 15 February 2018 By Isabel Venter

Mr Johan Fourie wrote the following in response to an article that appeared in last week’s edition of the Zoutpansberger about the mining company Smarty (South Africa) Mineral Investment (Pty) Ltd’s interest to mine copper near Musina: